The Hoppy Award

This title of distinction is given to a St. Barnabas employee demonstrating the work ethic and dedication of its namesake, Ralph L. Blessley (1918-1984). So touched by the care received as a patient of St. Barnabas Nursing Home, Mr. Blessley returned as its first director of maintenance.

Positive, inspiring and hardworking, he tended to his duties despite a physical impairment. Born with one leg shorter than the other, he never missed a step serving the patients and St. Barnabas brothers who affectionately called him “Hoppy”. The Hoppy Award is presented by president William V. Day at the annual Employee Recognition Event. There, the Hoppy Awardee is applauded by St. Barnabas officers, administrators and employees of all the facilities and takes a seat honor among previous winners.

The  Recognition Event 

All St. Barnabas Health System employees are invited.

What: Hoppy Awards Program and Cocktail Reception, the employee event of the year, featuring the Hoppy Award winner announcement and a St. Barnabas “Who’s Who” happy hour

When: Thursday, February 6, 2020 • 3:30 p.m.

Where: Kean Theatre & Mt. Vernon Restaurant, Washington Place 5847 Meridian Road, Gibsonia, PA 15044

Why: Applaud longevity and perfect attendance. Celebrate the Hoppy Awardee. Socialize!

RSVP by Monday, January 27 using one of these options:

     Click to register online

     Mail: Return the response card to HR Office


     Call: Personnel 724-625-5573 ext 5319

     Fax:  724-443-2758

     Text: 412-860-3713

     When faxing or texting please be sure to include Your Name, Title, Department, and Location

Nomination Form – nominations are due by Monday, January 20

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